The Lost Tapes; Steve Jobs’ Big Lesson; PayPal Founder; Registration Reopened
April 26, 2012
Biggest Leadership Challenges; Leadership Mash-up; Five Gurus, Pat Lencioni Online
May 3, 2012

Tony Hsieh’s Best Advice; Five Keys to Landing Big Clients; Hangover Heaven

"…out-learning the competition"

HEADLINES: (another short insight – holiday in Spain*)

I spoke to a group of CEOs and told them they needed to attend a Rockefeller Habits workshop and if they did not love it I would pay for their attendance!
  Dwight Cooper, co-founder, PPR Healthcare Staffing, G200 member

Landing the Big Fish — my latest FORTUNE "Venture" column is on the newsstands and online. Take five minutes and check out five ways to land (and keep) business with the FORTUNE 500. Thanks to Jimmy Spradley, CEO of Standard Functional Food Groups; Edward Sullivan, founder of Aria Systems; George Gendron, Board Member of Competitive Inner City; Ryan O'Hara, Dyn (check out their video in the article); and David Rich, CEO of ICC/Decision Services (who is moving his family to Barcelona for a year!) for sharing their best practices.

— speaking of big fish, BofA has signed on as the FORTUNE Premier Sponsor for our upcoming Leadership Summit in Atlanta with Jim Collins. With a record audience of 675 CEOs and executives of leading growth firms, it will be an energizing event – "more practical ideas per hour than any other executive educational event." See you May 15 – 16.

Tony Hsieh's (Zappos) Best Advice Ever — take 30 seconds and read about the best advice Tony ever received – hint, build relationships for relationship sake. And under Tony's accomplishments: in March, Zappos set the Guinness world record for Most Simultaneous High Fives! I love this short feature in FORTUNE.

Hangover Help — OK, if you won't do it for your health, do it for your hangover. A doctor in Las Vegas has launched a mobile clinic called Hangover Heaven, administering IV vitamins (C, B, etc) to help people more rapidly recover from a rough night out. One of the key ingredients is glutathione, something I receive via IV every few months. It pumps in 10,000 times more electrons than Vit C and is critical for revitalizing the liver – the equivalent of the oil filter for your body. FYI, the 2013 Growth Summit is heading back to Las Vegas (2012 in Phoenix). I'll look into having the clinic pull up to our JW Marriott for medicinal purposes! Thanks to Adrian Low in NZ for pointing me to this new service.

3rd May — Des Moines, Milwaukee, Philadelphia Rockefeller Habits workshops — with Austin May 9 – more cities listed below. Over 40,000 executives have benefited.

15th May — Jim Collins beamed to Qatar, Dubai, Mumbai, Munich, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Cambridge, and Mexico City for local "Growth Summits".

*It's always a holiday in Spain!

Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.